April 30, 2012

An online plea for help from a mother dying of breast cancer prompted the manufacturer of an experimental drug to release it early, according to published reports.

April 27, 2012

Hair supplement brand Viviscal has teamed up with celebrity stylist Oscar Blandi and Jill Zarin, entrepreneur and reality star from “Real Housewives of NYC,” to further drive awareness about hair loss and thinning hair in women as it relates to women’s life changes.

April 27, 2012

Groupon on Friday named Kal Raman to the role of SVP Americas.

April 25, 2012

Procter & Gamble’s CoverGirl brand has signed U.S. Olympic hopefuls Jennifer Kessy (women’s beach volleyball) and Marlen Esparza (women’s boxing) to represent the beauty brand. In addition, LashBlast Volume and Outlast All-Day Lipcolor will be available in special, limited-edition packaging to honor both women as they compete in the London 2012 Olympic Games.

April 24, 2012

George Rathmann, Amgen's founding CEO, has passed away, the drug maker announced Monday.

April 24, 2012

Specialty pharmacy provider BioScrip has appointed Hai Tran as SVP, treasurer and CFO, the company said.

April 24, 2012

The charitable arm of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores has elected three new members to its board of directors.

April 24, 2012

The National Retail Federation has named Bill Thorne SVP communications and public affairs.

April 23, 2012

Family Dollar announced that one of its executives intends to leave the company to pursue other interests.

April 23, 2012

J. M. Smucker has promoted one of its corporate officers.

April 22, 2012

The Drug Store News Group on Sunday co-hosted a breakfast with CVS Caremark. Larry Merlo, CVS Caremark president and CEO, shared with attendees CVS’ focus on leveraging personalization opportunities, through both marketing and assortment, to engender loyalty. And suppliers were introduced to new CVS/pharmacy president Mark Cosby and chief merchant Judy Sansone.

April 22, 2012

As Greg Wasson, president and CEO of Walgreens, settles into his new role as incoming chairman of NACDS, Drug Store News caught up with him to get his thoughts on his new role and his industry perspectives.

April 21, 2012

Bob Loeffler, NACDS chairman and chief administrative officer of H-E-B, reflects on his time as chairman and shares his insights on the issues facing retail pharmacy today and tomorrow.

April 20, 2012

As the industry geared up for this year’s National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting, Drug Store News talked with NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson about the hottest issues facing pharmacy and his thoughts on the 2012 presidential election.

April 20, 2012

PepsiCo has appointed Jim Wilkinson to lead the company's global communications team.

April 19, 2012

The Council for Responsible Nutrition-International on Thursday named several new officers to its board of directors.

April 18, 2012

Walgreens on Wednesday named Reuben Slone as SVP supply chain management, where he will have leadership responsibility for distribution, transportation, systems integration and engineering, Lean and Six Sigma supply chain initiatives, and community outreach.

April 17, 2012

Two weeks before the Food and Drug Administration met on expanding the switch paradigm, attendees of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association’s Annual Executive Conference discussed how over-the-counter medicines can help shape health care as part of a panel featuring Joe Magnacca, Walgreens president of daily living products and solutions.

April 16, 2012

The Emerson Group has appointed a leader for its newly created consulting group.

April 16, 2012

The Food Marketing Institute on Monday selected nine finalists for the 12th annual Store Manager Awards competition, which identifies exceptional store managers who generate sales growth, provide great customer service, lead outstanding store teams and serve the community in unique ways. Among the nine, three winners will be named on May 1 in Dallas at the FMI2012 convention and retail trade show.

April 16, 2012

Sun Products has announced the appointment of a new EVP national brands.

April 16, 2012

Supervalu on Monday announced three new executive appointments following the departure of Sue Klug, president of its Albertsons Southern California division.

April 16, 2012

Walmart announced that Google's VP local and maps Marissa Mayer will be up for election to the board at the company's annual shareholders' meeting on June 1. If elected, Mayer would become the 16th member of the board.

April 13, 2012

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America announced Friday the appointment of Eli Lilly chairman, president and CEO John Lechleiter as PhRMA chairman at its annual meeting.